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Amber West

Dr. Amber West is the author of two poetry collections, Hen & God (The Word Works, 2017) and Daughter Eraser (Finishing Line Press, 2015), as well as numerous “puppet poems” that have been performed nationally. Her writing has appeared in journals and anthologies such as Calyx, Puppetry International, Feminist Wire, Furies: A Poetry Anthology of Women Warriors, and The Routledge Companion to Puppetry & Material Performance. West teaches writing at UCLA and is the creator and director of Whitmania. She lives in North Hollywood with her husband, actor Sam T. West, and their son whose middle name is Whitman. More info: amberiwest.com